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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Zhefeng Wang 914838 Joel Collins Studio 15


Week Three

Reading: Kolerevic B. 2003. Architecture in the Digital Age

Kolerevic described three fundamental type of fabrication techniques in the reading. Outline the three techniques and discuss the potential of Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication with parametric modelling. (150 words max)

Kolerevic describes subtractive methods, additive methods and Transformative methods in the reading. Laser cutting and computer numeric controlled milling are examples of subtractive fabrication technique. They control objects by adjust the values in axes. 3D printing is a practice of this technique. Some complex modelling such as double-curved forms are easy to achieve by computer numeric controlled fabrication as it can control the form of the modelling by adjust the parameters.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

By using surface script, I was tring to create two twisted surfaces without any collision or intersection. Four different sets of surfaces were created, each one is arranged and twisted in different dirction. However, by considering the feasibility of laser cutting and model making, the two surfaces can not be twisted too much, therefore, I chosed the first set of surfaces to process on further panelling.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

I chosed pyramid as my basic shape of panelling, the left panel is formed by rectangular panels and the right one is formed by diamond panels. Point attraction is applied on both of these panels, as well as changing in values such as the size of opening on the pyramid on the right panel.

The space inside the waffle strucure is flat on the ground for people to walk through. The waffle and the space are twisted in order to create a sence of privacy.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

With grasshopper script, the waffle structure was exploded and been layout in curves in order to be laser cutted. the panels were baked and unrolled by using the rhino command “ptunrollfaces“ Etch lines and cut lines were separated, and few cut lines on the side of each section are changed into etch lines in order to hold the sections stay on the ivory card or mount board.

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Week Five

Many interesting sections can be made by trimming the cubic solid created by booleandifference from the irragular geomerties. I used cliping plane to select the 1/8 section. I chosed the last one because it shows many different sections and pits created by the geomerties. Also, for the propose of a structure which lets people to climb up, the distance between each pit can not be too far.

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Week Five

Isometric

I would like to create a structure in the pavillion for people to rest and climb up, therefore i chosed geomerties which have more than 4 faces to creat the pits on the solid, because the slope of the pits will not be too steep for people to climb or sit. For the propose of climbing, the distance between pits is not too far, and the pits are looked irrgular and organic to make it more challenging.

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Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key {0,0,0}

Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves Grid Points

{Index Selection}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

2.1

{Attractor Point Location}

Paneling

3.1

{Index Selection}

2.2

{Attractor Point Location}

3.2

{Index Selection}

2.3

{Attractor Point Location}

3.3

{Index Selection}

2.4

{Index Selection}

3.4

Task 01 Matrix For the choice of surfaces, I chosed the last one because it creates a relatively large and flat space for people to walk through. And it is twisted so that people can not simply see through from the outside. For the choice of panels, I chosed the panels which have few and smeller openings in order to make the space between feels more private.

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Week Six Task 02

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key {0,0,0}

Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves Grid Points

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point Paneling

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 02 Matrix For the choice of the cut off geomerties, I chosed the last vision which has combinations of different scales of octahedrons and lcosahedrons. Because after boolean difference from them, a range of pits of different sizes and shapes were created.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

The surfaces were chosed by setting 8 points on the edges of a box, by changing the numbers on the number sliders, points on the different location of the edges of the box can be selected.

In task 2, I did a test on rotating 3 same , overlaped geomerties in 3 different dirctions at different angles. It does created intereting combintions, but the cut out created by it was a bit similar with each other, therefore I banned this plan.

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Appendix Process

On one of the panels, I was testing with different shapes of the base panel on the surface. And the diamond panel was been chosen. The openings on the top of the pyramids were controled, as they change from big at the top to small at the bottom.

On the other panel, I used point attraction to rearrange the grids on the surface and the pointing diraction of the top of the pyramids.

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Appendix

Process

The each line of grids in box was controled by a separate point attraction system.

For task 2, I was testing with different geomerties to replace the spheres used in workshop example. And the combination of octahedron and icosahedron was chosen. The scale of each combination of geomerties was changed as well.

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